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Support For Windows XP SP2 and 2000 will end soon!

Support For Windows XP SP2 and 2000 will end soon!

    If you haven't updated to Windows XP Service Pack 3, you should really look into that prior to July 13th 2010, if you ever want help from Microsoft.  After July 13th 2010, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP Sp2 as well as Windows 2000 Operating Systems.  Though Microsoft hasn’t given any indication of removing support for [...]

Apple Releases Update for Java on OS X 10.5 and 10.6

Apple Releases Update for Java on OS X 10.5 and 10.6

Apple has released Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 7 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. I would recommend that anyone who has a Apple computer or administrates an apple computer goto your software [...]

Facebook Privacy Scanner

Facebook Privacy Scanner

A lot of recent concern over Facebook and their recent privacy changes and people are either talking about deleting their Facebook pages or trying to navigate the privacy settings to keep them safe.  The latter is what I though I would do, since when I’m not at work, I’m addicted to Facebook.  I thought I got the security settings that I [...]

Question and Answer: Stop Domain Users from Installing Files

Question: I have Windows 2003 domain and some users have local admin rights. I would like to prevent these users from installing any software on their PCs. Bobby Clem Boulder, CO Answer:     In an ideal world we wouldn't have users who were also local administrators, but we in the IT world often have perfect systems to work with.  [...]

Linux Newbie Mistakes

Linux Newbie Mistakes

Being a Network Administrator I’ve ran my fair share of Linux servers with various Linux OS’s on them doing many things.  I’ve decided to give you some tips on using the Linux OS when you are more familiar with another OS.  This isn’t meant to give you everything you need, but give you the ground to build upon. One of the first [...]

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: May 11th 2010

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: May 11th 2010

On Tuesday May 11th Microsoft released another round of updates for the Windows Operating System.  Here’s what they are and what they do: SECURITY UPDATES: Update: MS10-030/KB978542 Type: Critical Affected Systems: XP, 7, 2003, 3008, 2008 R2, Outlook Express 5.5 and 6.0 for 2000 What it does: Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live [...]

AVG Free vs Microsoft Security Essentials

    For the longest time when asked about a free anti-virus/anti-spyware software that I would use and recommend, usually top of the list would be AVG Free and I think that many of the techs that I worked with would agree with it.  Infact another tech originally turned me on to the software and it became part of my virus/spyware removal [...]

Q&A Monday: Test your Security

Question: Hi, I'm not a computer expert, but I just switched internet providers and I want to make sure that my home network is secure by seeings what "ports" are open? -Leah J. Hemby, Stockbridge, GA Answer: There is a website that I've used and recommended to other to use to self test their own network. The website is hosted by GRC and the [...]

Exchange 2007 and Shared Mailboxes

    In many environments it might come in handy to create a "Shared Mailbox", this would be a mailbox that does not have an "active" user associated with this.  Exchange 2007 lets you create a shared mailbox, that created and then disabled an active directory account.  This creates the mailbox without the pesky problem of having an active [...]

Helpful XP Registry Hacks – Part 2

I had a couple more registry hacks that I thought might be interesting, but not as useful as the first bunch.  Since it is Friday and usually I have these things thought out, I'm going to throw more registry hacks at you...and maybe you'll find them more useful than I do. Change categories in the Control Panel Windows XP’s Control Panel is [...]

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